the hudl crashed as the battery was drained last night but with an overnight charge we are up and running on this Friday morning in Mexico's second city of Guadalajara. we had a very successful day yesterday with the fullest cooperation of the trolleybus staff. the new trolley prototype is on proud display near the entrance to the depot and we were given full access to the premises and saw several generations of the trolleys in varying states of decay . of course it was always going to be a let down since February when we heard that the old fleet had been withdrawn but this visit made up for it. it sounded likely that the new ones may not enter service until next year and not the advertised august start with no deliveries yet beyond that first example. we then took a look at the brt in the centre plus local services and those of more immediate regional destinations. generally it all looked better than Mexico city fleets. we retired back to our fine hotel for drinks its hard to get any services in the city although we found a good cafe for coffee and cakes. the chaps in the hotel bar and restaurant are a good laugh and we had some more of the great cetto wine and a few beers with dinner, I managed to get the sauce separate with a sort of stuffed chicken which with rice was very pleasant certainly I've not encountered anything too hoy and dpicey as yet. this evening we are going to the very grand theatre for a ballet performance with really bargain prices tickets even for the best seats. tomorrow we travel back to the airport in Mexico city perhaps well manage a few stops en route this time. the locals hold some of the toll booths with the police powerless to intervene and extract their own tolls from motorists all very strange to our eyes. its been a pleasant stay and today Friday I intend to get a lot of truck filming done but await our drivers choice of location which he was scouting out yesterday afternoon,John is hoping to do some scenics in the surrounding countryside.
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